Feri Gutiérrez Arcelus is a Sound Designer and Electronic Music Producer. He’s originally from Cuernavaca, Mexico and graduated from Berklee College of Music. Feri is an Avid Certified Pro Tools Operator and an Ableton Live addict. When he is not making sound and music he likes to travel, spend time with family and friends, and watch movies. His favorite food is Mexican food and sushi.
Isaku Kageyama is a prolific composer and producer specializing in Japan-themed music for film, TV, ads, and video games. He is also is an eclectic and versatile taiko performer, hand percussionist, and drummer, performing with several groups.
Vitti Thitivongse is a Thai composer, orchestrator, arranger, guitarist, and music educator. He is known for his unique musical styles of contemporary rock-jazz fusion, electronic, orchestral, oriental music, and for his creative visual media compositions.
Sergio Torres-Letelier is a Chilean born Film Composer & Post-Production Producer (Sound). His writing style is eclectic and diverse. His scores depict a diverse range of styles and genres such as Bluegrass, Electronic, Orchestral and South-American folk music.
Music for the Art of Tom Krumpak
About Tom Krumpak
About the Music
Bamboo tall, blue sky, a painted abstract picture, inside wooden room
This haiku describes Tom’s studio where he paints. The collaboration between Tom and Audio Music Productions begins with a soundscape by Feri Gutierrez that depicts a day in Tom’s studio. We hear the passing of time, birds in the trees, Tom working, moving around, and going about his day. The idea is to bring the museum-goer into Tom’s studio by having them hear the soundscape as they enter the exhibit.
About Tom Krumpak
Tom Krumpak creates brilliantly colored paintings which have been exhibited in the United States, Britain, Spain and Korea. He also teachs on both the east and west coasts, writes and curates exhibitions and presents multimedia lectures on historical and contemporary American and international art at universities, museums and galleries.
His early figurative paintings were based on black and white photographs taken on the streets of San Francisco’s Chinatown. In the 1990s his semi-abstract works became site-specific, influenced by Topsham, a historical shipbuilding village in Devon, England, where he was an exchange professor at Exeter College of Art and Design, Plymouth University. Upon returning to Los Angeles, the artwork’s composition became related to the neighborhoods of Koreatown, Little Tokyo, East L.A. and Little India in Artesia. In the last three years, his paintings on paper have explored the design and construction phases of new domestic architecture. Its inspiration originating from building plans, construction materials, tools and surrounding landscape: all interpreted into abstract pictorial form.
About the Music
As the museum-goer approaches paintings within the exhibit, they hear pieces of music that were dedicated to each work.
Vitti Thitivongse wrote a piece dedicated to a work titled “Sparrow.” Vitti’s work brings the listener inside the painting. He puts us in a forest, among sparrows that are near and far. He captures the calm of the painting with a shakuhachi (Japanese bamboo flute) melody.
Isaku Kageyama‘s piece, dedicated to “Whisper of the Pink Canoe” is a global conversation in many languages. The letters in English, Spanish, and Japanese were drawn upon to create a piece that switches seamlessly between the music genres of American Funk, Latin American Salsa, and Japanese folkloric Minyo.
Sergio Torres wrote two pieces that act as extensions of each painting – a very different approach from the previous pieces of music. His pieces beckon to the listener’s imagination, inviting them to see beyond the canvas.
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